Iowa law allows for the possession and/or use of medical cannabis forms approved by the Board of Medicine that contain no more than 3 percent (3%) of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) by Iowa patients who have obtained a medical cannabis registration card.
Iowa has authorized medical cannabis products in forms including capsules, extracts, concentrates, lotions, ointments and tinctures.
Aliviar™ medical cannabis products offer a range of THC and CBD ratios — formulated specifically to provide relief to Iowan's with approved conditions. All products are labeled clearly with a CBD:THC ratio for easy identification.
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CBD and THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a well-known cannabinoid that stimulates receptors in the brain and produces significant psychoactive effects. CBD has been shown to possess many of the same therapeutic effects as THC without the psychoactive effects, making it safer for medical use.
CBD can be used alone or combined with THC. Research shows that THC is more effective when combined with CBD because of the decrease in potential adverse effects such as psychoactive activity.
MedPharm Iowa formulates different cannabis medications using a combination of cannabidiol and THC at four main dosing levels:
- Elevated THC
- Low THC
- 1:1 ratio of THC/CBD
- Elevated CBD
Potential Health Benefits of CBD, THC and Other Cannabinoids
According to research, the way CBD and other cannabinoids act in the body may have therapeutically useful effects on patients, including:
Results May Vary
Cannabis can affect people differently, depending on various factors, including:
- Amount used (dosage)
- Mindset or mood
- Differing CANNABIDIOL / THC ratios
- Experience and history of cannabis use
- Method of consumption
- Strain of cannabis used
- Nutrition or diet